Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 23, 2018
October 23, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #41

Navigational Channel Dredging at Highland Shores and Warner's Bayou Boat Ramps


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Alan Lai Hipp, Environmental Program Manager, Parks and Natural Resources Department, ext. 6008

Action Requested

Authorization for Chairman to execute a letter to WCIND requesting implementation and oversight of navigational channel dredging associated with the County's Highland Shores and Warner's Bayou boat ramps.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Florida Statute 125

Background Discussion

Previous bathymetric surveys conducted on the access channels serving the Highland Shores and Warner's Bayou boat ramps identified the need for the dredging of materials to improve and maintain sufficient navigational clearance. Approximately 1,500 cubic yards of material will be removed from both channels. The estimated costs for the navigational dredging is $115,000 for Warner's Bayou and $95,000 for Highland Shores. The Manatee County Board's authorization of Countywide Navigational Improvement Funding allows WCIND to implement and oversee both projects in coordination with Manatee County staff.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please provide signed copy to Alan Lai Hipp, ext. 6008, alan.laihipp@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$210,000 Countywide Navigational Improvement Fund

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
one time cost

Attachment:  BCC_WCIND Dredging 2018 letter.pdf